KOLKATA: Host Bengal won two matches out of two while Uttar Pradesh won two out of three to eye the final berths of the men's section in the East Zone basketball championship at the Barisha AC ground on Thursday.

On the distaff side, Orissa thumped Tripura 64-18 to move into the final to join Bengal. Bengal had beaten Tripura in the opening league match.

The results: Men's league: Bengal bt U.P. 62-55; Jharkhand bt Assam 68-48; U.P. bt Orissa 86-71, Bengal bt Assam 41-31, U.P. bt Jharkhand 70-65 . — Special Correspondent

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